Podcasts and the dangers of viruses

My enthusiasm for podcasts continues. However, it is apparently possible for podcasts to infect your computer with viruses. I think the usual advice prevails about only downloading from reliable sources and keeping firewalls and anti-virus software on your computer operating and up-to-date.

However, whether or not you have experienced a problem I suggest looking at a two part article on the subject by computer security guru Brian Livingston of {{link http://windowssecrets.com/ Windows Secrets}}.

Part one: {{link http://windowssecrets.com/comp/050728/ Podcasts can infect your PC}}
Part two: {{link http://windowssecrets.com/comp/050811/?PHPSESSID=4230bdd49077fc053a896abd9f2fff8c#story1 Protect your media player from podcasts}}